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>>> this morning on "first look," secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. >>> looking over the fiscal cliff, is a last second deal even possible? >> kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. >>> very good morning. nice to see you this morning. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from a consuggestion so suffered earlier this month. she's being treated with blood thinners and doctors will northern the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. she planned to return network this week. it's crunch time on capitol hill. senate and house negotiators have a few crucial hours to come up with a compromise to avert the looming fina
. >>> a holiday tragedy in new york state as firefighters rush into a deadly trap. plus, the latest on former president george h.w. bush's health. where is netflix when you need it most, and the queen goes 3-d? hmm. very merry christmas to you. good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. parts of the country are waking up to a white christmas. a nasty weather system col whip up dangerous conditions in the southeast. dylan dreyer has been tracking the storm for us. >> it's a little bit of everything. we are looking at a severe storm certainly possible. we've already had a tornado warning posted down through northern acadia parish in louisiana since lifted. but we are going to see more severe weather break out with a good chance of seeing some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now. heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the win themy mix back through the hartford area. we also stloe to keep an eye out for these storms where we do have a severe thunderstorm watch posted and eventually will see severe thunderstorm warnings get issued i'd say all across
on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >> reporter: -- to indianapolis. >> it's definitely a doozy out there. >> reporter: the blizzard-like conditions making getting anywhere nearly impossible, on the ground and in the skies. thousands of passengers were stranded in dallas, where temperatures stayed below freezing, forcing airlines to deice their planes. the storm has caused more than 1,300 cancellations nationwide on one of the busiest travel da
in upstate, new york. it's plenty warm. it will be wet for yourself this morning. as far as the green bay area goes, minneapolis, just some light snow flurries this morning. we're not worried about that. further to the south, there is some rain out there pittsburgh south wrds. charleston, west virginia, you're dealing with rain. further to the south we have thunderstorms even to tennessee. we'll watch that. the east coast is not going to have problems like the midwest had where it's frigid. veronica, areas on the east coast the airports are my concern. you have to watch that when the front comes through. later today airport delays. >> temperatures in the 60s. >> fall to the 40s tomorrow. >> you know how much i like that? >> i no he, right. >> bill, thanks a lot. >>> getting around on some of those snow covered roads, might be presh rouse. at least drivers are getting a break on prices at the pump. the national average price has dropped by ten cents to $3.38 which is 46 cents than two months ago. the survey finds prices are expected to keep falling as refiners cut how much they're charging
. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. there are tragedies in life that shake our souls and break our hearts. today the nation experienced one of those tragedies. every american will struggle to come to grips with what happened today in a small community in connecticut. sandy hook elementary school in the small community of about 27,000 residents was the site of a shooting rampage. at this hour we know 26 people at the school were shot and killed by a lone gunman. 20 of those deceased were children. surviving students and their parents said teachers ordered children to hide in closets. witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots, as many as 100 rounds. police found the shooter dead. officers never fired a shot. the gunman's mother was found dead at a newtown location where the gunman lived. police have released no motive for the attack. the weapons used in the shooting were all legally purchased and were registered to the gunman's mother. an emotional president obama addressed the nation this afternoon from the white house. >> we've endured too many o
're awake. national affairs editor for new york magazine and msnbc political analyst john heilemann. >> yeah, hi. and from cnbc headquarters, co-host of cnbc's "squawk box" andrew ross-sorkin. >> do i need to make a joke about school being out? >> we're kind of tired of that. >> you've grown up. you went from being a little kid to an old man. >> he's a grizzled old vet. >> the gray hair is coming in. >> there's no in between. and from washington nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports" the lovely andrea mitchell. and "washington post" columnist and msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. thank you so much for being with us. why don't we just start really quickly with this story of the mere, mika, and that, of course, barack obama wins, the republicans lose, in a way that perhaps is more telling than just what one election result might suggest. >> well, i think it certainly does and it gives him a certain platform and credibility that perhaps he didn't have before. but watching as these fiscal cliff negotiations have gone through the holidays, it certainly is
will be here. also, "new york times" columnist frank bruni and nbc white house correspondent, chuck todd. also, the lives they live. this sunday's "new york times" magazine profiles the memorable people and in some cases places that we lost in 2012. john kelly joins us for a look back at those who passed. >>> up next, mike allen with the "politico playbook." first is dylan drier tracking the winter storm. >> this storm is a big one. it affected the whole eastern third of the country for several days right through that all-important holiday for travelers. that certainly did wreak havoc on the airports. we ended up with more than a foot of snow in some areas, especially back into ohio, pennsylvania and new york state. granby, connecticut, picked up six inches before it changed over to rain. we saw winds gusting up near hurricane-force strength in brick, new jersey. 74-mile-per-hour wind gusts. most of the eastern seaboard did see gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. this storm is still lingering across northern new england where winter storm warnings and advisories are still in effect. heaviest
border. >>> new york's democratic governor andrew cuomo, a potential candidate in 2016 will not say whether he would endorse hillary clinton. he says that's a long way away and she hasn't decided if she will run. >>> if u.n. ambassador susan rice is nominated for secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, senator john mccain said he will be part of theirings. >>> conservative glenn beck is now joining republicans who support gay marriage. he said, quote, it's not whether they should be married or not. the question is why is the government involved in our marriage. >>> former house majority leader dick armey talking on cbs talking about the 2012 election said, quote, we had a lot of candidates, quite frankly, that did dumb things out there. >>> the republican national committee is planning an autopsy on the campaign to exam what worked and what didn't work in 2012. >>> a new politico poll finds that romney supported him by 47% and 650% put romney on their night list. >>> meanwhile the president and his family got in the spirit at the christmas concert with diana ross and koenen o
, d.c. and new york. >>> the fbi is offering a $50,000 reward for these escaped chicago bank robbers. jose banks, that's his name and kenneth conley, the pair they climbed down a 20-story jail and then surveillance video shows them hopping into a cab. >>> plus, which car performed best in the 2013 insurance institute's highway safety test? the results coming up next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove [ male announcer ] zales is the diamond store. save 25 percent off an amazing selection storewide, now through monday. >>> some stories making news this morning, oregon man dropped his l
as of thursday morning. snowfall totals in parts of new york and vermont range from 10 to 16 inches. folks are trying to make the most of it. snow blowers are out in force. kids are enjoying snow, too. roads are slick even if they have been plowed. >>> now, here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the first time in history that the turnout of blacks exceeded that of white voters, won't be confirmed until the spring until the census bureau publishes its results of the election. >>> matt damon, in an interview, damon said that he sometimes feels the game is rigged and no matter how hard you work to change things it doesn't matter, end quote. >>> t54% of americans have a favorable view of the gun owners group. a usa today/gallup support that is higher for stricker gun controls. >>> he was appointed e wednesday replacing the late daniel inouye. >>> ed marchky plans to run for kerry's seat. >>> they picket funerals of american soldiers. people have signed a white house petition on the website to legally recognize the group as a hate group. >>> and that's your morning
in the ultimate tragedy. >> did the nbc sports guy go too far? a man gets pushed to his death in a new york city subway. the final moments captured on camera then printed in the paper. is the outrage warranted? and the world media go gaga over big royal news. >> duchess kate has got a crumpet in the oven, i cannot wait for the next six months, and every bloody detail. ooh, she's got morning sickness, ooh, starting to show, ooh, she's broken her water. >> on the panel, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller. and radio talk show host, and jim pinkerton conservative magazine and ellen ratner, bureau chief of talk radio news service, i'm jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. if you want to know how broken, our partisan our congress and government has become, all you need to look at is this one day in washington where tonight we're no closer to compromise on a deal to avoid that show called fiscal cliff. >> it was also warm in the nation's capital despite the chill between democrats and republicans. >> president obama dug in his heels insisting on tax increase or higher earners. >> and the
corporations -- walmart. >> an ever imagined i was opposing such a super power. >> in april, the new york times revealed how wal-mart's leaders hushed up evidence of widespread bribery by the largest foreign subsidiary. now the times examines the relentless campaign of bribes behind wal-mart's most controversial store in mexico, in the data supermarket built in the shadow of a revered cultural landmark, the ancient pyramids of teotihuacÁn. >> one in five walmart stores are in mexico. walmart is mexico's largest private employer. we will speak with pulitzer prize winning journalist david barstow of "the new york times square and all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. six more victims of the newtown massacre were laid to rest on wednesday, four children, a teacher and principal of their school. the teacher, 27-year-old victoria soto was credited with saving half of her classroom by hiding the children in a closet and then telling shooter, adam lanza, there were in a different area of the school. the principal, 47-yea
, let me quote "the new york times." i have a positive feeling now. this is senator kay bailey hutchison, republican of texas who said a burst of a deal talk broke out as soon as they left the capitol. harry reid was sounding the death knell. what happened yesterday, david? >> congressional leaders came to the white house and had direct talks with the president and john boehner continues to say, look, new it's up to the senate to take action and so there is -- what was noticed on these negotiations and the question is go going, and that's the sticking point and we're waiting to see what happens and we're running out of time and as the other guests have said, it will be up to the house to see if they can get it through. >> i want to throw it up on the screen so folks at home can appreciate when we're talking about and what it will mean for people if no deal is reached. the bush tax cuts expire for all americans. that means everyone's taxes go up. the payroll tax holiday will expire which means roughly $1,000 decrease in take home pay for the the average worker. unemployment insurance goes
. residents gather to find comfort and pray. and national newspapers also digging into the story. the new york times saying -- victims there, white and friends with a background. there is a detail of how teachers helped students three crisis. other articles looking at the alleged killer and the victim's. and another story today -- "the justice department shows ideas about background checks." at after the shooting of gabrielle giffords and others of a supermarket in 2011, the justice department expanded the background checks to reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the hands of the mentally ill and criminals. the election campaign heated up and congress conducted a politically-charged investigation into the operation fast and furious gun trafficking case, according to people familiar with the internal deliberations. looking at some other stories in the news -- the washington post also covers that keeping the justice department had to toughen gun laws ahead of the election. that is the headline. much of the effort was put on hold until after last month's election. according to several offic
. >> yeah. good thing you're awake. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. >> hi! >> yeah. hi. and from cnbc headquarters, co-host of cnbc's "squawk box," andrew ross sorkin. >> do i need to make a joke about school being out? >> that's so yesterday. we're tired of that, actually. >> you like kind of grown. >> he went from being a little kid to adorable. >> he's a grizzled old vet. the grey hair is coming in. >> and from washington, nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, host of "andrea mitchell reports", the lovely andrea mitchell. >> happy holidays. >> and "washington post" columnist, jonathan capehart. thank you all so much for being with us. and why don't we just start really quickly with the story of the year, mika. and that, of course, barack obama wins, the republicans lose. and in a way that perhaps is more telling than just what one election result might suggest. >> well, i think it certainly does. and it gives him a certain platform and credibility that perhaps he didn't have before. but watching as these fiscal cliff neg
. >>> want to bring in today's power panel. congressman gerald nadler of new york, jackie hilling and ezra klein, msnbc policy analyst and "washington post" columnist. jackie, i want to start with you. last night was the fourth time we as a country have watched this president have to address a national tragedy like this. i want to remind everybody of the last three times that we have seen the president take to a mic to comfort the country. >> it may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy, but this much we do know. no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. >> this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should. let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. >> i hope that over the next several days, next several weeks and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence. >> can we recognize the president's words last night that enough is enough, and that something will come out of this, because right now, the country is in need of something stronger, and some resolve as we just point out with the
of state hillary clinton being treated now at a new york hospital for a blood clot. joining me from new york presbyterian nbc's chief science and health correspondent robert bazell. what do we know this morning, bob? >> reporter: well, chris, since we've been talking about this last night we don't have a lot of information. we just have this one statement from secretary clinton's office and the hospital is not saying anything. a lot of doctors are telling me the information in that statement is a bit contradictory. here's why. they say that she has a blood clot that stemmed from a concussion she got several weeks ago. but the problem is, blood clots that stem from concussions don't usually get treated with blood thinning drugs which is what they say they're doing here. either she has a concussion someplace else that may not -- excuse me -- a blood clot someplace else that may not be related to the concussion or there is more to her health that we don't know about. they say they're watching her closely for a couple days. we will have to continue to watch ourselves to see what the situati
with legislation, i'll take care of myself. that's far different than what you hear mayor bloomberg say in new york city. it's two different worlds, two different cultures. >> as you point out, the congressman bringing up other influences around the world. but when you look at the confines. i want to show everybody these numbers. the amount of people that we have lost. guns every year. the numbers are staggering. we're following another shooting that's an apparent murder/suicide in longmont, colorado that has left four people dead, including a child. as we look back in 2004 had the assault weapon ban was in place, there were huge loopholes. how does the congressman ensure that any legislation going forward, if, ed, we get anything, if we get anything, has real are teeth to it? >> well, there aren't as many shootings when we had the assault weapons ban in place. that's a fact. congress can't run from that. i commend the president from doing this in a very timely fashion. but i think what the president and the commission need to do is talk to the gun advocates. bring the national rifle association in
"new york times" today. 1 out of 23 afghan brigades are combat efficient today. they need help. yesterday afternoon, 5:00 yesterday afternoon. >> you can smell it coming, mike. >> we will be stuck there after 2014, we've been saying it for years. >> a plane landed in new york. lance corporal 26 years old, his body will be buried today. yesterday, 28 years old, seal team 6 monroe, pennsylvania, killed over the weekend. 1 out of 23 afghan brigades, front page, "new york times." we got to get out of there. >> the thing is -- we've been saying it since 2009, they've been talking about tripling the number of troops, it doesn't work in afghanistan. we went from an anti-terror campaign to anti-insurgency campaign. it might have worked for a while in iraq, not in afghanistan. the times reports more violence in afghanistan today, mika, than there was before this surge, where we tripled the number of troops and sent more americans over to die or be wounded or kept away from their families. >> yet another reason there's no point. that's the sad way to pull back but at some point, we have
as top republicans have been silent. >>> tragedy in western new york. a gunman lures firefighters into a deadly trap on christmas eve, shocking the nation. >> we're being shot at, multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think he used an assault rifle. >> just days after the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut, the fight over gun rights and mental health treatment rages on. >>> getting nowhere fast, the winter storm system that spawned tornados across the south on christmas is now heading east, bringing with it blizzard conditions and travel misery for many. the highs and lows of 2012, a look back at some of the most memorable presidential moments of this election year. >>> president obama and senate members will be here in washington tomorrow, but we'll be hearing crickets on the house floor. nbc news has learned the republican leadership has not given representatives the 48-hour notice to return to work, another sign of inaction on the fiscal cliff front. joining me now for our daily fix, mr. jonathan capehart, msnbc contributor and "washington post" editor
and cnn in new york, it's like you're watching three different networks. that's going to change. he's also going to bring a blank check. jeff knows how to spend money. >> somebody's got to give him the checkbook. >> he wouldn't have taken this job if he didn't have a blank check to change things. >> i'm passionate and i'll jump out of my chair doing it if that's what it takes. cnn desperately needs a voice. the voice is already there. it's built in. it just needs to be imply fam m amplified. >> you know that zucker will be up against the cautious culture of an atlanta base network that have stuck to a traditional fuse format. i believe he will blow that up. it's going to be scary to some people. i say we still because i care so much about this place. i care about this place because what it means for news and journalism and largely what it means to the country. >> this money thing that fred mentioned is important. somebody that comes from network news kind of money. if you get somebody in here that came out of basic cable and wanted to look good and said i know hold w i can make that bot li
lanza had not been working in recent years. the "new york times" is reporting adam lanza had, quote, no connections to the school where friday's massacre occurred. >>> students in newtown, connecticut are returning to school this morning for the first time since the shooting massacre. meanwhile, more families will hold funerals. nbc's danielle leigh joins us from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just over my shoulder, you may be able to make out a christmas tree marking the memorial that has become the focal point of this little town. it's something those going to class today will drive by, and it will be a reminder that some thing also never be the same. each day long lines of cars bring thousands of tearful mourners to this little town. they're carrying candles, stuffed animals and laying them at this christmas tree. anything to honor the 26 victims from sandy hook elementary. >> felt kind of helpless at home. felt we needed to do something. >> reporter: this morning brings one step towards healing as students go back to class, but not sandy hook. police have inde
that paul has it's an amazing platform in "the new york times" where he could be doing is laying out all sorts of proposals for how to fix the short-term problems of jobs and the economy which he focuses on and the long-term problems of the debt and he takes shot at people like me because i'm a political independent. instead of saying -- let me just finish. instead of pointing fingers and instead of pointing fingers, i really think we need to have republicans and democrats work together and compromise on this. we all agree with that, maya mcginnis. i think it is worth noting that the gop has 115 times, 115 times the republican minority has held up a bill's passage or they've threatened to filibuster. 115 times, that is unprecedented, is it not? >> so you're talking about filibusters. you're talking about the way that washington is actually not able to get anything done anymore and that's a tremendous problem. i'm talking about the fiscal challenges facing the country and the fact that all parts of the budget will have to be addressed. spending and entitlements and revenues and things tha
that they are not that far away, he cited a chart in "the new york times" the charts were similar. this is a "you should take the deal" press conference, and you're right, the president knew if he opened up the questions, he would get a fiscal cliff question. one of the things i was struck by was it was very clear the president was going to keep taking questions until he got another question on guns. he just kind of kept, okay, i'll take one more, one more, so it was a dual-purposed press conference, both to announce this gun control commission, although the president isn't calling it a commission being led by joe biden, but also kind of get himself get where he believes the fiscal cliff is and where it needs to go, at least rhetorically get himself out on both those things, and he did it. that's the power of the presidency. >> the other question is at the end, until then, all the questions were about the fiscal cliff and no follow-up questions about what exactly policies, what policies are going to be part of this gun task force. >> and that -- what's hard on this, andrea, that's the difficult thing, and i
and get to places like new york city or cities in our state, and i have always said and will continue to say that those exceptions and the absence of a tougher federal legislation is not good for connecticut, not good for our cities, and, again, i also have firmly believed that these high capacity magazines are extremely dangerous. having said that, being in the top five, i think there have been people -- people have previously thought they have done enough in connecticut. i'm not saying i was one of those. i doubt that there's any one of those left. [ inaudible question ] now that it's been pointed out and i have taken the time to -- we could be compliant with the previous assault weapons ban limitation by going from a -- there's a common sense piece of legislation that could be taken up in the next session. >> we've been listening to a press conference by connecticut governor dannel malloy who noted there were many heroes in connecticut today, but there's also a great deal of pain, many unanswered questions, and grief beyond imagination. on this monday, december the 17th. >> all acr
the situation. chief washington correspondent and political writer for the "new york times," and robert reich. he's also the author of "beyond outrage." john, you can tell us all the maneuverings and meetings that have gone on all day between the house administration and their staff. just catch us up on everything, john, all the big news that happened today. >> right here, lawrence. nothing. nothing happened. but i have to say, though, i'm still with bill crystal and that 50% tooth fairy crowd in thinking the republican leadership in the senate and then, as a result of that, in the house are going to decide that they've already taken enough punishment. the punishment will get worse after january 1st and that ultimately they will accept, at least temporarily, perhaps not as a permanent solution, but at least temporarily, the deal that bill crystal says was worse than the one they rejected from a republican point of view that they rejected in the plan b proposal, because the outcome of this at the end of the day is pretty clear, and even people who are stubborn idealogically understand where th
-old jack pinto, a new york giants fan, and noah pozner, whose twin sister survived the shooting. we are also learning new information about the connecticut state police investigation, including that the gunman, adam lanza, had enough ammunition if given more time to shoot hundreds of students in the halls of sandy hook. >> every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. every single round of ammunition will be looked at and examined for any kind of physical evidence. i alluded yesterday to the volume of rounds, for example, that were seized or recovered. each singular round will be examined. >> president obama last night visited with families who lost loved ones inside that school. here, he is holding slain principal dawn hochsprung's baby granddaughter. the president sat among the mourners of newtown at the vigil and told them they are not alone in their grief. >> all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. we pulled our children tight. >> in this speech, one he penned largely on his own, the president promised the people of that community that their loss would not go
revolt since mubarak was pushed out of power. "the new york times" also has another fascinating story. john boehner gained strong backing of the house gop. they actually say that the speaker's more powerful today than he has been since he became speaker two years ago. >> well, that's exactly the opposite of what we were discussing on the set yesterday with matt lewis. >> yeah. i guess one question is, is that story there for a purpose, which is to make him appear stronger, and also, is he strong in relation to the offer that's on the table, which is an offer that does not reflect compromise yet? >> well, he is strong, i think, as long as he's not seen as bowing down and caving in to the president. i will tell you, there are conservatives dair a s -- erick who is trying to get him removed as speaker, saying they only need 16 votes to drive john boehner out of time. >> that's kind of my point. >> a situation described as very fluid. >> how many degrees of freedom does he have from where he is now and who's holding the pen when they sign those letters? >> yeah, i don't think he's got a l
an unannounced visit to the white house to ask the president for $83 billion in aid for new jersey, new york and connecticut. he also met with members of congress. it was their first meeting since touring new jersey disaster areas in late october. >>> tea party leader and some say gop king-maker, senator jim demint of south carolina, is stepping down from congress, this happening on january 1st. demint will become head of the heritage foundation. that's a conservative think tank with an $80 million-a-year budget. demint is just two years into a second six-year term, and south carolina governor nikki haley will appoint his successor. >>> so, 2012 was officially the most expensive election in american political history. the final reports show that spending on the campaign broke the $2 billion landmark and milestone in its final weeks, helping set the record. las vegas casino mogul sheldon adelson and his wife poured more than $95 million into super political action committees that helped republicans, including mitt romney. >>> this sounds more like a plot out of a tom clancy cold war novel. a
's wednesday, december 12th. look at that shot of new york city. >> wow. >> it's dark at 6:00 on the east coast. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in new york city, we have msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. >> in my ear, mika. >> no, he was at the white house. >> i don't understand. where's t.j.? >> he's off today. >> why's that? >> he was busy. he went to the white house. >> that's great. you know, alex went to the white house, too. >> and drove back himself. >> let me get this straight. so alex goes to the white house last night. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, right-wing bloggers, we actually -- that's how we get our talking points. they go down -- valerie and david axelrod together make a big pot roast for us. >> mm-hmm. >> and lots of gravy. and we sit around eating it. and i, of course, say okay, give me extra gravy. i'm good with it. >> right. >> best sweet tea i've ever had. >> there's a give and take. >> actually, it was a christmas party. go ahead and do your blog. you sure as hell didn't get mitt romney to like it. they're not attacking me. i wouldn't know. i don't read
on the receiving end before. >> reporter: but can also come full circle. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> and now for a look at your holiday travel forecast we turn to nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. so did you get your christmas shopping done? >> i got most of it done. there's a part of my family i won't see until after christmas so, you know, i did decide to push that off. then i'll hit up all the after-christmas sales. >> so you're excused. >> right. >> you're going to save some money after. >> we just moved. we're surrounded by boxes right now. it's been a little overwhelming but, hey, at least it is christmas time. the music is playing all over the radio and it certainly gets you into the spirit. and, in fact, oklahoma will get into the christmas spirit when you wake up to a bunch of snow on the ground tomorrow morning. there is the chance we could end up with some areas in oklahoma and northern arkansas picking up five to six inches of snow. it hasn't snowed on christmas day in little rock, arkansas, since 1926. so certainly a nice thing for the kids to wake up to tomorrow morn
. but according to the new york times, congressional negotiators have dropped the provision in the effort to merge the bill's house and senate versions. the swiss banking giant ubs has been ordered to pay a $1.5 billion fine for its role in the manipulation of the london interbank offered rate, or libor, which provides the basis for rates on trillions of dollars in transactions across the globe. the rigging of libor meant millions of borrowers paid the wrong amount on their loans. the bulk of the fines, $1.2 billion, will be paid in the u.s., with the rest going to britain and switzerland. ubs has also admitted to committing wire fraud through its tokyo branch on libor rates in japanese currency. at least nine medical workers have been killed in a series of attacks on a polio vaccination effort in pakistan. three people were killed today near the city of peshawar, one day after six workers, all female, were killed in peshawar and karachi. the shootings are believed to be part of a militant campaign against polio eradication in response to the c.i.a.-backed fake vaccination program in pakistan that
's being treated with anti-coagulants she's at new york presbyterian hospital to monitor the medication over the next 48 hours. her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. they will determine if any further action is required. so we just got that from our producer at the state department and phillip rains at state confirming what we said a few moments ago, that the secretary of state, who we know had been working from home or at least reportedly working from home after she became severely dehydrated, fell and suffered a concussion. now is being treated for a blood clot at new york presbyterian hospital. would you expect something from the white house tonight, kristin? >> reporter: well, we certainly have put out e-mails to the white house. i haven't heard anything back yet. they are likely still processing this information as are we. we are trying to get reaction from the white house. that has not come out yet. but i would expect, at some point, we will hear from them on this point. obviously, they have been concerned about t
myer designed the building at the headquarters in new york city. thanks for being part of my show the week. i'll see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources." >>> bob costas steps outside football to discuss gun control. it's so great that the nbc sportscaster had to hit the air waves to defend himself. >> how do you feel about the right to bear arms. >> obviously americans have a right to bear arms. i'm not looking to repeal the second amendment. >> costas has gone too far. >>> a fox contributor caught on tape saying that ales and rupert murdoch wanted him to run for president and ailes might quite the network to help him. >> he said if you're offering chairman, take it. if you're offering nels else, don't take it, resign and run for president. okay. i know you're not running for president but at some point you way management to chat with roger. >> well, rupert's after me as well. >> was ales crossing the line or was fox analysis kmt t. mcfarland just exaggerating. jake tapper travels to tell the story of brave american joerlds who fought and in some cases died there. we'
of the century. five young men convicted of a heinous assault in new york's central park. the only problem sfwh they didn't do it. >>> once a juvenile is broken down, you can basically tell him anything. and, you know, they fed me the names. >> my interview with the central park five, a powerful story of injustice and fighting for what's right. you're watching po ining "polit nation" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. hi victor! mom? i know you got to go in a minute but this is a real quick meal, that's perfect for two! campbell's chunky beef with country vegetables, poured over rice! [ male announcer ] campbell
smith, former correspondent for pbs news hour and cbs news and "new york times." and tom foreman who attended friday's nra event. tom, what was it like being at this nra event? i won't call it a press conference. are you surprised that not a single journalist got to ask a question? >> it was not a press conference. all of us expected to exchange questions and answers with wayne lapierre and the president of nra who was there. it didn't happen at all. it did not happen but adamantly did not happen. several of us tried to call out questions to the participants and even at one point i said to them, would you answer even one question? are you willing to talk to the white house about any of this, even to that, they just kept walking. that was a big disappointment and sort of set the tone for the room. >> when wayne lapierre said falsehoods about semiautomatic weapons and the media are demonizing gun owners, is he right? >> no. but even before that what he got was a priceless gift of 25 minutes of free media from those news organizations that elected to carry it live. and i bet they were r
of new york city. it's near danbury, connecticut. the young man who police say was the shooter reportedly walked into two different classrooms at sandy hook elementary. he fired dozens of rounds. he killed 26 people. 18 children pronounced dead at the scene. six adults pronounced dead at the scene. and then two children who survived their initial wounds and were hospitalized later died in hospital. the shooter then killed himself at the school. the associated press is citing a law enforcement official moments ago saying authorities found more than the previously described two guns at the school once they responded. more firearms than the two we have previously heard about. they're not giving any further details yet. but that report just in from the associated press. the students who were not shot, none of them older than fourth graders, were escorted out of the building by police officers this morning. they were taken to a fire station next door. police officers reportedly told some of the children to keep their eyes closed until they had reached the parking lot. law enforcement officials
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